"Osprey recently published Red Christmas
by Robert Forczyk. The author takes a relatively minor but very appealing action from the Russian Front and produces a thorough, engaging, and illuminating addition to Osprey's enormous line. And, in this case, Forczyk's work probably stands as the best book on the topic, at least in English....A noteworthy account of an exciting episode, and a near-perfect example of Osprey at its best."--Stone & Stone, Second World War Books
"Another winner from Osprey Publishing! Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Robert Forczyk has given an excellent description of the Soviet Army's raid on the German airfield located at Tatsinskaya in December 1942 ... As with all of Osprey's books, it contains very detailed maps, illustrations, and photographs. This is highly recommended reading about another fascinating battle during the war on the Eastern Front."
--WWII History Magazine
(Early Fall 2012)
"...a powerful addition to any comprehensive military library."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Robert Forczyk has a PhD in International Relations and National Security from the University of Maryland and a strong background in European and Asian military history. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the US Army Reserves having served 18 years as an armor officer in the US 2nd and 4th infantry divisions and as an intelligence officer in the 29th Infantry Division (Light). Dr Forczyk is currently a consultant in the Washington, DC area.